About the Authors

Chiraz Talbi, Hervé Bourhy
Institut Pasteur, Unit Lyssavirus Dynamics and Host Adaptation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies, Paris, France

Philippe Lemey
Rega Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Marc A. Suchard
Departments of Biomathematics and Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Elbia Abdelatif
Institut Pasteur d'Algérie, Laboratoire de la Rage, Recherche et Diagnostic, Alger, Algérie

Mehdi Elharrak
Biopharma Laboratoire, Rabbat, Maroc

Nourlil Jalal, Abdellah Faouzi
Institut Pasteur du Maroc, Laboratoire de Virologie Médicale, Casablanca, Maroc

Juan E. Echevarría, Sonia Vazquez Morón
Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Microbiología Diagnóstica, Madrid, Spain

Andrew Rambaut
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Andrew Rambaut, Edward C. Holmes
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Nicholas Campiz, Andrew J. Tatem
Department of Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Andrew J. Tatem
Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Edward C. Holmes
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

herve.bourhy@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CT PL AR AJT ECH HB. Performed the experiments: CT PL MAS EA ME NJ AF JEE SVM AR NC AJT ECH HB. Analyzed the data: CT PL MAS EA ME NJ AF JEE SVM AR NC AJT ECH HB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CT PL MAS EA ME NJ AF JEE SVM AR NC AJT ECH HB. Wrote the paper: CT PL MAS EA ME NJ AF JEE SVM AR NC AJT ECH HB.